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Diagnosing and Fixing Engine Sputtering at Dry Fork Diesel

Diagnosing and Fixing Engine Sputtering at Dry Fork Diesel

Is your engine sputtering or providing inconsistent power? Most any loss of power or noise besides the sound of starting, accelerating, and slowing down is likely a sign of a maintenance need.   Dry Fork Diesel loves to help with these issues and your maintenance. We are located in Carthage, Missouri but enjoy helping customers from other cities like Joplin too. We specialize in diesel and work especially on regular and heavy-duty trucks. We have worked with diesel for many years and know our stuff!   Why does an engine sputter? Diesel engines sputter for a variety of reasons. We explore why Fuel system issues Your diesel engine is powered by a fuel system that has a filter, pump, and injectors. Since these parts are connected, only one needs to underperform or fail to cause a problem with the whole system. Debris and dirt can sneak in. Diesel is especially susceptible to fuel system issues since diesel can gel and clog its own filters.   These issues result in ... read more

Dry Fork Diesel Repair Winter Driving Tips

Dry Fork Diesel Repair Winter Driving Tips

Dry Fork Diesel Repair is a truck repair center you can trust in Carthage, Missouri. We specialize in trucks and will gladly help repair your diesel trucks too. Dry Fork knows that winter is upon us. The days are getting a bit colder and snow and rain are possible. Let us help you get your vehicle ready for winter so you feel confident traveling to work and play. Here are some winter weather tips straight from Dry Fork Diesel Repair to keep your vehicle running smooth this winter: Glow Plug Test Your glow plug is a unique addition to some diesel truck not found on most gasoline vehicles. Glow plugs aid in starting your vehicle in cold weather and should be checked and tested to make sure they are ready to go, especially on Duramax engines. Checking and replacing your glow plugs can make the difference between getting out the door on time and being left in the cold. Whether your vehicle is a Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge or a semi, we can help make sure your vehicle is ready to start in t ... read more

3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season

3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season

                    3 Truck Care Tips For The Fall Season You love your truck as much as the next person. You want to make sure it lasts you a long time. It’s tough year-round and looks like it can survive another fall and winter. But how sure are you about that? Dry Fork Diesel, your truck mechanics in Carthage, MO provides you with these three tips on how you can make your truck ready for fall time and beyond. You could be on the road commuting or out in the hunting fields waiting for that big game target to show up. If you own a diesel or a regular truck, pay close attention to the truck tips listed below. Let’s get started: 1.   Check and change the oil Your oil might get a little dirty after the kind of drive it’s had over the summer. It might be a good time to change it now while the weather is getting colder. The oil will keep the moving parts clean and well-lubricated (especially in the ... read more

How To Make Your Truck “Back To School” Ready In Easy Steps

How To Make Your Truck “Back To School” Ready In Easy Steps

Schools are back open in Carthage, MO, and the surrounding area. And no matter what school looks like for your family, it’s also a time where a lot of vehicles will be out on the roads before and after school. Dropping off or picking up the kids from school or football practice will be all part of the routine. But is your truck ready to clock in more mileage? Dry Fork Diesel Repair is your auto repair service in Carthage, MO that offers the best service to those who own trucks (including diesel trucks and semis). If your Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado needs to be serviced, our ASE certified technicians will be here to help. We also have steps that we can provide you on how you can make your truck “back to school” ready. Pay attention to these so you can be able to prevent disasters from happening. Here are some steps to take: 1. Check your tires regularly Whether you’ve been working on the farm or logging in extra miles across Missouri and neighboring states ... read more

The Do’s and Don’ts When Caring For Your Truck This Summer

The Do’s and Don’ts When Caring For Your Truck This Summer

With summer well underway, there’s never been a better time to hit the beaches or someplace out of town with the family. If you are by yourself, then you can take a weekend getaway or go on a cross-country road trip. Either way, caring for your truck should be the first thing to keep in mind this summer.  That’s why Dry Fork Diesel and Auto in Carthage has put together some “do’s” and “don’ts” so your truck stays in the best shape possible all throughout the summer. Whether you’re commuting daily for work or heading out for summer fun, it’s important to consider the tips below so your summer isn’t riddled with car trouble.  With that said, here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” to be aware of: DO check your tires regularly Your tires will deal with the brunt of this summer heat since it will be on pavement that will be way hotter than the air temperature. High heat can do some ... read more

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